China’s textile, garment exports continue to expand
BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — China’s exports of textiles and garments rose 5.62 percent year-on-year to 187.41 billion U.S. dollars in the first eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
The pace of increase accelerated 0.05 percentage points from the January-July period, the MIIT data showed.
During the period, the country’s exports of textiles stood at 104.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 31.99 percent year-on-year, while garment exports dropped 15.74 percent to 82.61 billion U.S. dollars, the ministry said.
In August, China’s garment exports totaled 16.21 billion U.S. dollars, up 3.23 percent year-on-year, the first monthly growth since the start of the year.
Driven by growth in demand for epidemic prevention textiles including masks, textile exports climbed 46.96 percent year-on-year to 14.72 billion U.S. dollars, according to the MIIT.